Image of Barefoot in the Sun (Barefoot Bay)


Image of Barefoot in the Sun (Barefoot Bay)

St. Claire’s latest novel takes you back to Barefoot Bay, Fla., and the genuine, warm characters who inhabit the coastal town. She explores the bonds of love, friendship and loyalty, and how far one will go to maintain those bonds. Filled with raw, real emotion, this story will warm your heart as you turn the pages.

Zoe Tamarin is always on the run. Years ago, she was saved from a nightmare childhood when she was spirited away by her neighbor, Pasha. Years later, she meets and falls in love with Dr. Oliver Bradbury, but takes off after she divulges her secret past. Zoe is back in Oliver’s life again, nine years later, as Oliver tries to make a new start with his 8-year-old son, Evan. Zoe and Oliver’s feelings for each other still run deep and he wants a second chance. Zoe does too, but that means betraying Pasha, an impossible task. (FOREVER, May, 432 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Melanie Bates